Time flies so quickly... It seems like only last week that we had the April volunteer workday working on the Long Walk, the main path through the allotment. With over 15 people we made good progress with most of the path in the southern half of the site. But that was April and its now virtually the start of May...
Our May volunteer day will be on Saturday 2nd May and this time we'll be working on patches of the Long Walk on the northern half of the site. Some sections got attention last year, but still there are many areas with bumps and undulation that make it unpleasant in wet weather (and downright difficult with a loaded wheelbarrow!).
When: From 10 AM, Saturday 2nd May Where: Meet at the double gate in the centre of the site (and right by the bus stops) - map below Until: We usually go on till around 1PM when we'll stop for a barbeque lunch.
As usual, we will be running a Volunteer Day on the first Saturday of the month. The next Volunteer Day will be on Saturday the 4th of April (starting at 10 am) when we will be working to restore the 'Long Walk' (this is the central path that runs the whole length of the site). After many years of muddy boots and heavy wheelbarrows it has become uneven and rutted. During winter it was very muddy and dangerously slippery.
So the sand and grass seed has been ordered and turf is on its way! This is our chance to make the path easier to walk along and, more importantly, safer for our older plot holders.
We hope you will join us to help out and feel part of our gardening community!